The Ingalls Homestead: Our Favorite Day Ever

There are days that live on in memory as being the best. The perfect day. Your wedding. The birth of your child(ren.) And, a day on the Ingalls Homestead. Yes, I'm serious. It belongs in the same category! Earlier this summer our family was fortunate enough to spend...

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Travel Journal Day 23 & 24: Homeward Bound

I have been dragging my feet on publishing this final Travel Journal- Homeward Bound. Almost 2 months ago I began sharing travel updates as our family set out on a cross-country trip. If you missed any of them, you can catch them using these links: Getting Underway;...

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At Home On The Road At Cracker Barrel

One of the things we love most about traveling with kids is the opportunity to show them a world much different than the one we have behind our front door.  As much as possible we introduce them to new food, culture and experiences. But, every once in a while, we just...

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Great Ways to Get Kids Involved in Foreign Culture

A Guest Post by Emily Scott Heading somewhere new and exciting is a great way for kids to learn about the world around them. At a time when the world is growing smaller from a social perspective, it's important for kids to gain an appreciation of foreign culture....

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Top Travel Products To Buy on Amazon Prime Day

AMAZON PRIME DAY starts TODAY! On the outside chance you're new to the online shopping game, let me fill you in on the exciting details... Starting today, July 16 at noon (Pacific Time) and running through tomorrow, July 17 at midnight, Amazon is offering some...

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A Visit To Coors Field To See The Colorado Rockies Play

*Thank you to The Colorado Rockies for hosting our experience. We are so excited to tell you all about our incredible time at Coors Field.* When we began traveling with our kids, we had 1 goal: visit all 50 states. However the more we've traveled, the more our goals...

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5 Awesome Reasons To Visit The Dallas Zoo

*On our recent journey across America, The Dallas Zoo graciously offered to host our family for a visit. We were super excited to check it out- and report back on the 5 reasons why you need to visit too!* When I plan travel for our family, there are so many details to...

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Independence Day 2018 America The Beautiful

First of all, HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! The 4th of July has always been one of my favorite holidays. There's something about fireworks, parades and grilling that just brings out joy in everyone. I love it! This year is extra special because our family has just returned...

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A Visit To Sandia Peak Tramway in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Planning a cross-country trip with 2 children is no easy feat. There's so much to consider and a lot of variables (personalities) to weigh into the plans. For the most part my husband, Brent, was thrilled to stay hands-off during the planning stage. He enjoyed hearing...

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How To Experience Orlando, Florida Like A Local

I was 5 months pregnant with our first child when my husband approached me about the opportunity to relocate to Orlando, Florida. I can assure you, it took us longer to pick the paint color for our baby's nursery than it did to make the decision to move over 600 miles...

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Travel Journal Day 16: What We Did In Wyoming

I have been looking forward to visiting Wyoming for as long as I can remember. In fact, I detailed a little bit of my "why" in this post about traveling to Wyoming. But guess what? I didn't get to follow any of the advice from that post! Here's what happened to...

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Travel Journal Days 13-15: Two of My Favorite Cities

As we've been traveling across the country with our kiddos, I've been doing my best to write travel journal updates about our experiences. Lots more specific posts to come. But these give you a quick idea of how we spent our days on the road. If you missed them, check...

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Travel Journal Day 11 & 12: Exploring The Southwest

Our family is on a crazy road trip that's taking us from our home in North Carolina all the way to the Grand Canyon, up into South Dakota, and back home on a route that will take us through the middle portion of the country. So far, I've been able to post 4 Travel...

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Why Whataburger

If you follow our website or social media regularly, you are probably aware that we have a pretty strict "no chain" policy when we travel. We love using Yelp! or recommendations from people we meet to find the most random, hole-in-the-wall eating establishments. So...

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Travel Journal Day 9-10: Albuquerque, New Mexico

We are currently traveling the country on a crazy road trip. We've explored a few southern states like Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. Our family spent quite a bit of time in Texas- specifically in Waco, Dallas and Amarillo. And we even ventured up into Oklahoma....

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The Dr. Pepper Museum: A Waco, Texas Original Recipe

I still remember the first time I tasted Dr. Pepper. I was in Kindergarten and at my friend Susan's birthday party. After the first sip, I totally panicked. Looking back, it was probably my first taste of a carbonated drink and I was pretty sure I wasn't allowed to...

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Travel Journal Day 4-6: Three Days of Texas-Sized Fun

We are now almost one full week into our big summer road trip. If you missed my first update, you can go back and read it here. Of all the states we're planning to visit on this trip, Texas was one of the ones I was most excited about. Obviously my expectations were...

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Travel Journal Day 1-3: Ready, Set, Go

I decided to stray away from my typical website posts for a few weeks to keep an electronic travel journal of our crazy road trip. While I highly doubt it offers any practical travel advice or tips (unless it's in the form of what-not-to-do!), I hope you find it...

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Rental Car Deal = Last Minute Change of Plans

Y'all, I am a planner. I RARELY make last minute decisions. Especially big ones. However, we just made a major change to the trip we've been planning since October. And we made it the DAY BEFORE we were scheduled to leave! Here's how a rental car deal just changed our...

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